"I-lodica blazes on Separation is Illusion" ~ Reggaemani
"A fine blend of dub roots and melodica" ~ Tropical Bass
Separation = Illusion
December 2010, it was the coldest day of the year. I-lodica was travelling from Brighton (UK) to Leiden (NL). The ferry hit mainland at 7:00 in the morning in a distant town. With zero euro in his pockets, Dave nevertheless managed to get to Leiden in just a few hours. A recording session was scheduled at 14:00 local time. Too ambitious. It took I-lodica the rest of the day to reach Tony Dubshot's studio, just a few kilometers from Leiden central on the edge of town. Public transport was virtually knocked out because of the heavy snowfall. After a day of busking Dave finally found a bus that took him in the right direction, south of the river Rhine. When he arrived at Dubshot's place, I-lodica wasted no time. Blazing up the fire in the studio, he laid down these 5 tracks in about an hour, one take style.
I-lodica ~ The Facts
The player of the instrument had a melodica round the age of 5 and proceeded to rip off the Muppet Show with his first compositions. Then after a break of maybe 15 years, a friend passed him a beat up Hohner and the thing played itself. He was given this melodica, and on closer inspection found cleverly crafted chord sequences and melodies being beamed straight into it, way beyond the capabilities of the man holding the instrument. Sequences, he found, that lead the listener to the place where they originate. The man thereby dedicated his life to following the road where the sound takes it. The Dubshot port of call leaves the player, name of I-lodica, well pleased.
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